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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the...
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great happy hour!

Sat at the bar during happy hour. Servers were great, drinks were good. Ordered the shrimp cocktail- really fresh and tasty! Great view over the harbour! Worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sat at the bar during happy hour. Servers were great, drinks were good. Ordered the shrimp cocktail- really fresh and tasty! Great view over the harbour! Worth a visit!

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Thank Laesmith26
Saint Charles, Missouri
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Both my husband and I had seafood tonight, an easy choice due to the great menu selection. When I asked the waiter which was better, the clam chowder or fish stew(cloppino) he quickly responded the stew! I am so glad I took his advice. Pipping hot with a generous portion of shrimp,fish,scallops. Great with a glass of Pino Grigio. My... More 

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Thank 50isnifty
Ventura
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We often go to Brophy Brothers for a fun evening on Friday nights. Recently we went on a Thursday for lunch and it was busy but a short wait for inside seating. The outside deck would have been a longer wait. We like the clam chowder, fish and chips, seafood pasta and salads. Seafood entrees are good too. Fun atmosphere... More 

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Thank Patrick P
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Friday night, very little wait time, great service! Clam chowder excellent a meal in itself highly recommend!

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Thank gilbert m
Los Angeles, CA
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always stop at Brophy Bros for clam chowder. This trip, however, we ordered bunch of appetizers but no clam chowder. bummer. Still their fried calamari, seafood appetizer sampler and dozen oysters were great.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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166 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brophy's is a solid restaurant, not for foodies but fine for beach food. They have a couple of dishes that excell, the seafood pasta, the friend shrimp, the fish and chips. It's a fun place with a great happy hour, good service, and a swinging bar. Join me at ljmartin dot com author of mysteries, westerns and thrillers.

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Thank Larry M
Castaic, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome harbor view. We have been to Brophys in Santa Barbara but were scared off by the long line and cramped tables. Soooo... We gave the Ventura one a try and had a very nice time on a Saturday night. We didn't make reservations but were seated right away and were seated outside on large bench booths with unobstructed views... More 

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Thank cr8tive007
Santa Paula, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little spot by the ocean for a nice little meal with great happy hour drinks.. Great aphmoshere, friendly people.Happy hour starts at 3pm.. You must get there early to get a good seat... Very limited seating..but very enjoyable place to go and try out..

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Thank Vivian A
Massachusetts
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delighted to find that the staff, food, view and value were as friendly, well prepared, and maritime oriented as their location in Santa Barbara. We would definitely return to either once the opportunity arises.

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Thank AstroTom
Ventura, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends here for happy hour (M-F 3-7pm) and what a wonderful spot right by our beautiful Ventura Harbor. Brophy's HH menu is very good. Great prices on small plates and drinks. I had a glass of wine for $3.50 and hubby had draft beer for $4.00. but the main event was the food. We shared ceviche, calamari,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-639-0865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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